Best Book Buddies

  • Delhi, India
  • EducationEducation Technology, AdvertisingOnline Classified, Social Network, Platform, Marketplace, Online Aggregator

Social Network for Book-Lovers, connecting Readers, Authors, Publishers & Librarians through Book-reviews, Discussions, Groups, Events, etc.

Founded:
2017
Stage:
Beta Launched
Market:
B2B

Startup Video

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Founded

After 4 years of research and validation, the pivoted model idea was launched

May

2016

Beta Launch done

Beta launch of the project with 1,000 libraries signed up

Sep

Ads integration

Google-ads integrated and Analyics launched

Feb

2017

Visitors data - 2

9.37 Pages seen per visit, show the progress since 2 Feb 2017

Apr

Visitors data

22,759 Users, 536,051 Page-views, 11.14 min/visit, 59.1% Returning users

Jun

Promotion Activity

Promoting Library among its members has increased visits to Libraries

Jun

more libraries added

240 libraries signed up. Being on-boarded. Started getting paying customers.

Jun

Next Version with Social Networking features

Social Networking & online Book-shops to be launched by Nov '17

Nov

Jobs


Jobs @ BBB Software Engineer
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Delhi, India
Web Development

Job Description
Jobs are posted at : http://openlx.com/index.php/careers 

Team Summary

Team's experience of 4 years of research & validation of the idea through paid customers in 15 countries (www.OpenLx.com/experience.pdf), generating revenue of INR 1.12 Crores, resulting in new business model, beta launched at www.bestbookbuddies.com
The core team has the precise experience needed for this project

Sudhir Gandotra : Over 20 years of experience, Project Architect, building Teams, Business Development.

Vivek Kumar : Server-setup-management-network configuration, Linux Support, Koha Library setup and Support, Creating Linux distribution.

Devansh Jain : B-Tech in Computer Science with specialization in open-source & open-standards, RedHat certified engineer with expertise in Cloud, Open-stack, Apache-Solr, Huge MySQL databases, Big-data, Web-technologies, Training team-mates.

Our advisors :
1. Naresh Sehgal from Intel, USA - https://www.linkedin.com/in/naresh-sehgal-25a3a5
2. Ashish Gautam - IBM ; https://www.linkedin.com/in/ashish-gautam-3b134a

Team

Founding Team

Founder @ BestBookBuddies.com, CEO @ OpenLX Technologies Pvt. Limited (formerly OpenLX Inc.), Spokesperson, Asia Pacific @ Humanist Movement

WORK

BestBookBuddies.com (2014 - present)
Founder

OpenLX Technologies Pvt. Limited (formerly OpenLX Inc.) (2011 - present)
CEO

Humanist Movement (2008 - present)
Spokesperson, Asia Pacific

EDUCATION

AHH School

Vivek Kumar


Co-Founder

Co Founder @ Best Book Buddies, IT Director @ OpenLX Technologies Pvt. Limited (formerly OpenLX Inc.), IT @ IIPL

WORK

Best Book Buddies (2016 - present)
Co Founder

OpenLX Technologies Pvt. Limited (formerly OpenLX Inc.) (2011 - present)
IT Director

IIPL (2007 - 2010)
IT

EDUCATION

Madhya Pradesh Bhoj (Open) University
Bachelor’s Degree • 2011 - 2013

Team Members

Sunil Kumar.

Sunil Kumar.


Project Head

Product/Service Summary

Social Network for Book-Lovers, connecting Readers, Authors, Publishers & Librarians through Book-reviews, Discussions, Groups, Events, etc., creating a platform for :
● Book Sales with unique marketing methods for Publishers
● Ideas & Feedback for Authors
● Self-Publishing
● Getting Captive Users from automated Libraries

This creates saleable advertising space. Additionally, Book-stores, Author forums, Publisher-reader interaction, Discussion forums, National Catalogs, and everything related to books would be interacting through social media interaction features.
Free & Paid Promotion plans for Authors, Publishers and Service providers.

For Library : Free technology, hosting and maintenance. Freedom from manual data-entry;
For Readers : Book-sharing, Review writing & sharing, Friendship Forums, Author Forums, Publisher Forums;
For Publishers : Direct connect with readers. National Catalogs.
For Authors : Direct connect with Readers and Libraries.

Product/Service Descriptions